The Dyett hunger strikers are expected to see support Wednesday morning from American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten.
Weingarten and Illinois Federation of Teachers President Dan Montgomery are scheduled to attend a Wednesday morning rally at the Dyett High School campus with the hunger strikers and their allies, according to a news release.
At the rally, the labor leaders and education activists will call on the Chicago Board of Education to adopt a community-developed plan to re-open Dyett as a global leadership and green technology high school.
The rally will take place on the same day as the Chicago Board of Education's monthly meeting.
Twelve Chicago education activists fighting to revitalize Dyett, located at 555 E. 51st St. in the Washington Park neighborhood, launched their hunger strike last Monday. Others are participating in a one-day solidarity fast today with the Dyett hunger strikers, who are in day nine of their protest.
Dyett officially closed in June after being phased out in 2012 because of poor academic performance and declining enrollment. The Coalition to Revitalize Dyett High School, which launched nearly two years, has been calling on CPS to adopt its Dyett Global Leadership and Green Technology High School plan.
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